Mindy Lucio

Freelance Illustrator & Designer

Oxnard, CA, USA

Work Experience

Jakks Pacific

Junior Designer on Disney & Marvel Tsum Tsum package design

August 2016 - Santa Monica, California, United States

DreamEast Pictures USA Branch

Production Design Coordinator

-Oversee design progress of Backgrounds, Character Design, and Prop assets.

- Review scripts & storyboards to create asset breakdown lists for shipment delivery and artist assignments.

-Facilitate daily art & overseas animation reviews with Art Director. Sending back notes to designers & overseas design studio in a timely matter.

-Organized and maintained filing system of the company's entire design database. Continually archiving incoming designs, Filing approved art & post-production files from overseas, & updating stock folders for design team.

- Supported the design team. Handing out assignments, gathering assets, and helped maintain effective communication between the various designers and producers.

-Helped maintain production schedule for the Line Producer and worked closely with the design team to complete hard deadlines.

- Communicated effectively with Production Crew & overseas production studio to coordinate episode shipments, send out production notes, and maintain ongoing receipt of files for review.

- Organized and prepared needed documents/materials for weekly design meeting between Storyboard artists, Producers, Art Directors, and Designers.

-Supported Post Director, multi-tasking daily as a post coordinator/assistant. Downloading post-production files, animation files, & sending back notes to overseas production studio.
June 2015 - July 2016 Hollywood, California, United States

Lanard Toys Lmtd.

Visual Development Designer

-Creating Package designs from sketch to final comps
-Creating brand looks and style guides
July 2014 - June 2015 California, United States

Theme Parkology.com

Freelance Graphic Designer

Designing whimsical, fun, and informative cover designs for a series of famous theme park documentaries.
May 2014 - Present California, United States

Lanard Toys Lmtd.

Production Assistant

-Engineer custom packages from sketches to dielines to completed physical samples.

- Create graphic designs for product labels, packages, and brand line looks for both girls and boy toy products.

-Develop original illustrations for girl's and boy's line packages.

-Communicate with both in-house and Hong Kong marketing team for development of packaging and graphics.

-Create drafting sheets for girl's accessories that are used by overseas office to create toy molds.

-Hand-paint toy prototypes for overseas office review, often with in-house custom mixed paints.

-Coordinate color schemes for re-vamped and new girl's and boy's toys.

-Support the Boys, Girls, and Graphics team with their various projects and deadlines.
August 2012 - June 2014 Oxnard, California, United States

Freelance

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator

- Work with various independent authors to bring their words and ideas to life.
-Create original illustrations for children’s books
-Collaborate with authors to revise and edit artwork to their specifications
-Work efficiently to produce high quality digital illustrations, under deadlines.
May 2012 - Present Oxnard, California, United States

Easley Dunn Games

Concept Design Intern

Worked as an intern doing concept designs for Easley Dunn Games. Created background art, game play assets, logos/icons, and also re-painted characters for various iphone and ipad games.
May 2010 - September 2010 Los Angeles, California, United States

Otis College Of Art And Design

Teachers Assistant for Foundation Life Drawing

Helping teach students with extra one-on-one time and with small drawing demos to improve their skills and understanding of the human form during live model class sessions.
August 2009 - December 2011 Los Angeles, California, United States

Education

Otis College Of Art And Design

Bachleor of Fine Arts

Received a BFA in Digital Media with a concentration in Visual Development
August 2008 - May 2012 Los Angeles, California, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Fluent),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Character Desiger, Concept Art, Digital Illustration, Drawing, Illustration, MAYA, Package Design, Painting, Story Artist,